The following items are the Policies and Procedures for the WMBA Officials Association. All league officials are to familiarize themselves with this content. Arrival Times
You are expected to arrive well before game time for all of your assignments. This not only lets your partner know that he/she is not alone, but also facilitates a good warm-up and pre-game. It is your responsibility to find the gym and ensure your are working in the proper gym (most of our facilities have more than one gym, be sure you are in the correct location).
Assigning of Games
The procedure the association uses to assign games is as follows:Officials are assigned games based on:
Members are not to accept assignments where there will be potential conflicts (i.e. two double assignments back-to-back).
Members are not entitled to make assignment changes without initially contacting their Assignor. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action.
Every referee who participates in the WMBA is expected to attend either a Junior Officials Development Program (JODP) Clinic or a MABO approved referees clinic at the beginning of each season. Clinic fees will be the responsibility of each member to pay. Attendance at a MABO approved clinic is mandatory for all officials every year.
Code of Ethics
The MABO Code of Ethics is its public declaration of an official's obligation to himself/herself, his/her peers and the game. I will...
Officials not complying with the MABO Code of Ethics and Policies will be subject to disciplinary action.
Discipline & Appeal Procedure
The WMBA may take disciplinary action against a member within the bounds of this manual. The President may take interim disciplinary action until the next executive meeting.
A member may request review of any disciplinary action taken by the Disciplinary / Rules Committee by following the Appeal Procedures as indicated in the WMBA Handbook.
It is very important that members follow the proper procedures after ejecting a player or coach. At the game site, report the incident on the back of the scoresheet, or attach a sheet of paper to the scoresheet. Then, call the WMBA Referee Assignor the same day to report the incident. Be prepared to give a detailed report, including the name of the teams involved, as well as the name and number of the player(s) involved. In addition, this information should be forwarded to the WMBA Executive Director.Evaluations
An honest attempt will be made to evaluate as many officials as possible each year. Your local association is responsible for most formal evaluations, while MABO is directly responsible for evaluations at a provincial tournament. Officials who are not satisfied with their evaluation may request to be rated by a different evaluator.
The cost of receiving an evaluation will be one (1) regular game fee. Evaluations are not mandatory at this time and interested people must request one from the Assignor.
An approved member of the Association:
Failure to follow these guidelines will lead to the following procedures:
Fines & Penalties
Referees who work a full game will be paid based on their experience as indicated in the Payment section below. A “full game” is defined as being ready to work exactly at or prior to the tip-off time and leaving at the completion of the game(s), according to the official league schedule. Those referees who do not fulfill this time requirement will be penalized by the following:
It is the referee’s sole responsibility to ensure they arrive at the proper game site on time and that they are properly equipped ready to work the assignment(s).
The on-site Gym Supervisors will be reporting all referee attendance into the league office at the end of each day.
An official is late when they do not adhere to the arrival times guidelines set forth in this manual (see Arrival Times). If your partner is late or is a no-show, call the Assignor immediately. At any level, if you know you are going to be late, call the WMBA Referee Assignor and your partner well in advance.
Regular meetings of the WMBA Referees Association will be scheduled throughout the season and will be at the call of the WMBA Referee Assignor. Attendance at these meetings will be mandatory for all active officials to attend. The meetings will discuss points of emphasis, rule interpretations and other business.
Annual membership fees are collected as part of your JODP clinic fees. Members attending a MABO Level 1-4 clinic must pay for their clinic fees plus the MABO Membership fees as set by MABO. Membership includes the following:
If your partner appears to be a no-show, you are obliged to call the appropriate assignor immediately so that a replacement can be arranged
All referees who officiate in WMBA sanctioned league, playoff and tournament games will be paid based on the following scale:
An updated roster will be published annually (or whenever necessary). It is your responsibility to inform the Assignor of any address and / or phone number changes.
Rules of Play
All WMBA sanctioned games will be played under the rules set forth by FIBA. The WMBA has developed a number of rule modifications to this system to address the age and skill level of its participants. This information is provided to referees at clinics prior to the season. Current FIBA Rules Books are provided at all MABO / Basketball Manitoba clinics or may be purchased directly from Basketball Manitoba or downloaded from FIBA web site here.
Uniform / Dress Code
The standard equipment and uniform for all WMBA officials shall be that of the following:
Personal Appearance and Conduct